Clinton 'confident' Obama will win reelection

Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said Tuesday evening that she's "confident" President Obama will be reelected in 2012.

Clinton, the onetime foe of Obama for the 2008 Democratic presidential nomination, said she would be willing to serve early into a second term for the president to facilitate a "seamless" transition for her successor.

"I will stay until the beginning of the next term, because I know it takes a while for people to get appointed and confirmed," Clinton said in an interview with ABC News. "I mean, obviously, there needs to be a seamless transition with whomever President Obama decides to appoint after he is reelected, which I am confident he will be."

Clinton has said that she's done with politics after serving four years as secretary of State. She's repeatedly said she has no interest in serving a second term, and has denied any interest in serving as the vice presidential nominee in 2012, or as the presidential nominee in 2016.

Clinton isn't the only top Democrat confident in Obama's standing heading into 2012, either.

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) predicted outright that Obama would win the 2012 election, due to a weak Republican field.

"The president is going to win the election," Pelosi told reporters last week, according to The Chicago Sun-Times. "Republicans don't have a bench. They don't even have a team. So I think the president is clearly going to win the election."

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